Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (16,485.94, down 8.29 points).
Nemaska Lithium Inc. (TSX:NMX). Materials. Up 8.5 cents, or 38.64 per cent, to 30.5 cents on 11.1 million shares.
Jaguar Mining Inc. (TSX:JAG). Materials. Up one cent, or 6.45 per cent, to 16.5 cents on 9.3 million shares.
Pure Multi-Family REIT LP. (TSX:RUF.UN). Real estate. Up 44 cents, or 4.58 per cent, to $10.05 on 8.2 million shares.
Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Materials. Down one cent, or 0.18 per cent, to $5.61 on 7 million shares.
B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Materials. Down two cents or 0.46 per cent, to $4.32 on 6.3 million shares.
Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Materials. Up four cents, or 0.18 per cent, to $22.50 on 5.9 million shares.
Companies in the news:
West Fraser Timber Co Ltd. (TSX:WFT). Down five cents to $54.50. Mill cutbacks in British Columbia are still happening, but West Fraser Timber Co Ltd. said Friday that the worst of the pullback is behind it. The company, like many in B.C.'s lumber industry, has cut back and closed mills in recent months in response to limited log supplies and a plunge in lumber prices from record highs last year. Canfor, for example, announced late Thursday it was indefinitely suspending operations at its Mackenzie sawmill and permanently cutting a shift at its Isle Pierre mill to reduce output
Laurentian Bank (TSX:LB). Down 31 cents to $44.75. An era is about to end at the Laurentian Bank with customers no longer having access to teller services as of Monday in almost all of its branches. Six rural locations will continue to offer these services until September. The changes are part of a plan that began in 2016 to offer only branch-level financial advice by the end of 2019. Thirty-one of 91 locations have already eliminated their tellers. The change that will result in the elimination of 350 positions.